A Whole Bunch Of Nothing


View of the New River from Hawks Nest State Park.

Nothing is the absence of anything. And yet there are websites about nothing, movies called Nothing, photos of nothing, people who want nothing, and even a Nothing Day.

According to Charles S. Pierce (“Logic of Events” –1898) nothing is “….pure zero. But this is not the nothing of negation. For not means other than, and other is merely a synonym of the ordinal number second. As such, it implies a first; while the present pure zero is prior to every first. The nothing of negation is the nothing of death, which comes second to, or after, everything. But this pure zero is the nothing of not having been born. There is no individual thing, no compulsion, outward or inward, no law. It is the germinal nothing, in which the whole universe is involved or foreshadowed. As such, it is absolutely undefined and unlimited possibility–boundless possibility………boundless freedom.”

Nothing sounds pretty good when it’s put that way, doesn’t it?

If you aren’t confused enough by now, I ask you–if anything is better than nothing, and if nothing is better than chocolate, isn’t anything better than chocolate?

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  1. Toni Anderson says:

    Beautiful picture Suzanne!! Have a wonderful, if busy month!!

  2. Jill says:

    Tell the truth. You’ve been drinking the cooking sherry again, haven’t you.

  3. Estella says:

    What a gorgeous picture!

  4. Cryna says:

    Totally awesome picture, but you lost me on the nothing thing made me wonder where it was all headed……. :rotfl:

  5. Tori Lennox says:

    I’m all about Nothing! *g*

    Love love LOVE your pictures!!!

  6. Jessica Raymond says:

    Hmm.. that “8O” was meant to be a goggle-eyed smiley. I’ll try again = 8o

  7. Jessica Raymond says:

    Nope, doesn’t like me. 😥

  8. Michelle says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice to just sit in a hammock like that all day?:hyper:

  9. Stacy ~ says:

    Awesome picture! I love nothing! *g*

  10. Angie says:

    Tell the truth. You’ve been drinking the cooking sherry again, haven’t you.
    LOL, Jill!
    Gotta love friends who rat ‘cha out to the world.
    I thought you enjoyed being in the kitchen a little too much! :rotfl:

  11. Karen E says:

    I love that pic. And sometimes I’m all about nothing. LOL